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Department Chair Elections
Procedures for Department Chair elections are stipulated in the CFE Contract. The Academic Senate is responsible for running the elections.
To see the list of names received by the Academic Senate office, scroll down to "CURRENT LIST OF SUBMITTED NOMINEE NAMES" (last section of this page

TIMELINE:

  • Job descriptions were sent to Deans on April 21, 2014, and distributed to faculty members on April 22, 2014.
  • The nomination period ends at 5pm on Monday, April 28, 2014. Instructions for self-nomination appear at the top of the job descriptions.
  • Voting will be by paper ballot and is scheduled to begin during the week of May 5, 2014. Further details will be provided at the beginning of that week.

VOTING:

We are seeking volunteers to help staff the voting table during the voting period.​ To sign up for one or more one-hour shifts, please click on this link and follow the instructions​.

Voting for Department Chairs will be by paper ballot and will take place in the Administration Building (near the Faculty mailboxes) beginning on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, and ending Wednesday, May 14, 2014. A flyer with a calendar and instructions was sent via e-mail and a paper copy was left in Full-Time Faculty members' mailbox on Monday, May 5, 2014  (click here to view flyer). 


SELF-NOMINATIONS VS. NOMINATING OTHERS:

Please note that any Faculty member nominated by a fellow Faculty member is not an official nominee until s/he has submitted a self-nomination to the three e-mail addresses indicated in the instructions that appear on the job description.


ALTERATIONS TO POSITIONS:

Please note that Faculty cannot alter a job description; such as create Co-Chair Positions for an advertised single Department Chair position; or combine advertised positions and create a single Department Chair position.  An adjustment to an advertised job description must have Division Dean approval and be reported to the Office of Instruction, otherwise it invalidates the negotiated job description. 

Any alterations to a job description, therefore, need to be approved by the Division Dean and reported to the Vice-President of Instruction, Dr. John Weispfenning.  The Office of Instruction will need to create and send out new job descriptions.  This maintains a fair and transparent process to all Faculty.


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact:
- Academic Senate Staff Aide Allison Paine: apaine@occ.cccd.edu or 714.432.5050, or
- Academic Senate Vice-President Phylicia Hassapis: phassapis@occ.cccd.edu


LIST OF SUBMITTED NOMINEE NAMES:

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT/POSITION​

FACULTY NOMINEE(S)

BUSINESS AND COMPUTING

 

- Accounting Dept. Chair

Arabian Morgan

- Business Dept. Co-Chairs

1. Dennis Morgan
2. 
Greg Clark

- Bus & Comp Division Scheduler

Arabian Morgan

- CIS/CS Dept. Chair

Gabriela Ernsberger

CONSUMER HEALTH SCIENCES

 

- Allied Health Chair/Scheduler

Phylicia Hassapis / Joy Myers

- Family & Consumer  Sciences Chair/Scheduler

Charlene Reed

- Hospitality Chair/Scheduler

Barbara Cooper

COUNSELING

 

- Counseling Instructional Svcs Scheduler (P1)

Manoj Wickremesinghe

- Counseling Svcs Scheduler (P2)

Rob Schneiderman

KINESIOLOGY AND ATHLETICS

 

- Asst. Athletic Director

John Altobelli  /  Laura Behr

- Curriculum & Program Review

Anna Hanlon

- Kin & Ath Division Scheduler

Kevin Smith

LIBRARY

 

- Library Dept. Chair (Division Duties)

Vinta Oviatt

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGES

 

- Comm Studies Coord/Scheduler (P1)

Christopher DeSurra

- Comm Studies Evaluator (P2)

Felicia Coco

- English Dept. Scheduler (P1)

Gary Hoffman (PT)

- English Dept. Coordinator (P2)

Glynis Hoffman

- English Dept. Chair (P3) - Two positions

1. Leigh Ann Weatherford
2. Jeremy Zitter

- ESL Dept. Coordinator (P1)

Diane Colvin

- ESL Dept. Scheduler (P2)

María Lerma

- ESL Dept. Academic Advisor (P3)

Greg Conner

- ESL Dept. Academic Advisor (P4)

Laurie Barton

- Forensics Chair

Christopher DeSurra

- World Lang. Scheduler (P1)

Beatriz Keith

- World Lang. Coordinator (P2)

Lia Raileneau

MATH AND SCIENCES

 

- Astronomy Chair

Nick Contopoulos

- Biology Dept. Co-Chairs (the double nominatin is not a mistake; it's easier & faster than revising the job description)

1. Greg Russell
2. Greg Russell

- Bio/Mar Sci/Eco/Hort Scheduler

Kelli Elliott

- Chemistry Chair

Tom Mucciaro

- Chem/Phys/Geol/Astron Scheduler

Tom Mucciaro

- Ecology Co-Chairs --> Ecology Chair

Kelli Elliott

- Engineering Chair

Syed Hussain

- Geology Chair

Erik Bender

- Horticulture Chair

Richard Harlow

- Marine Science Chair

Karen Baker

- Mathematics Chair

Tab Livingston

- Math and Eng. Dept. Scheduler

Tim Cooley

- Physics Chair

Steve Drum

SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

 

- SBS Division Scheduler

Helen McComb

- Anthropology Dept. Chair

William Breece

- Economics Dept. Chair

Dan Kuo

- Geography Dept. Chair

Irene Naesse

- History & Humanities Dept. Chair

Marilyn Kelly

- Philosophy Dept. Chair

Eleanor Katz

- Political Science Dept. Chair

Mark Roessler (PT)

- Psychology Dept. Chair

Charlene Melrose

- Psych & Mental Health Worker Certif. Prog.

Charlene Melrose

- Religious Studies Dept. Chair

Marcella Norling

- Sociology, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies Dept. Chair

Candice Pettus

TECHNOLOGY

 

- Dept. Chair 1 (AMT, APT, ELECT, HVAC, WELD)

[No nominee]

- Dept. Chair 2 (ARCH, CNST)

Dean Abernathy / David Rodriguez

- Division Scheduler

Dean Abernathy

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

 

- Art Chair/Scheduler

Roger Whitridge

- Dance Chair

Amelie Hunter

- DMAD Digital Media Arts Chair/Scheduler

Steve Cox

- Film Video Chair/Scheduler

Erik Forssell (PT)

- Music Chair/Scheduler

Eliza Rubenstein  /  Dana Wheaton

- Photography Chair/Scheduler

Blade Gillisen

- Theater Chair/Scheduler

Rick Golson

 
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